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Company displays community art in building

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:22
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) -- New pieces of art are on display at Busey Wealth Management. 
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Elementary students to give back this Christmas

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:06
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- Students at Garfield Elementary School are giving back to Crosspoint Human Services this month. 
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'Manipulative pedophile' to spend life in prison

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:54
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A 78-year-old man who sexually exploited children will spend the rest of his life behind bars. 
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IL seeing shortage of behavioral health workers

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:35
CHICAGO, Ill. (WAND)- Illinois is suffering a shortage of behavioral health workers like psychiatrists and counselors, field leaders told a state senate panel.
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Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:50
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend. 
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St. Louis Cardinals coming to Mattoon for caravan

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:36
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – The St. Louis Cardinals are planning to meet with fans in Mattoon soon after the new year starts. 
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Police: Woman cut with knife in armed robbery

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:17
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Two weekend armed robberies are under investigation in Danville. 
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Tornado relief update, advice released

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:45
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Emergency response leaders released more advice for people affected by the Dec. 1 tornado outbreak.
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Man charged in friend's shooting death

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:32
VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - An 18-year-old man is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after his 19-year-old friend was shot and killed.
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Urbana City Council to consider deal with solar company

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:31
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana City Council will consider a lease option agreement with a company to bring a solar farm in.
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Church hosting Community Christmas Dinner

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:43
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - First Christian Church is hosting the annual Community Christmas Dinner for those in need on Christmas Day.
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Local hospitals in running for online contest money

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:26
(WAND) - Two local hospitals are in the running for grants being donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Gov.-Elect Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton hold meet and greet

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:19
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Governor-Elect JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor-Elect Juliana Stratton are holding a meet and greet in Springfield.
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Springfield Plastics donates $65K to Simmons Cancer Institute

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:11
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Springfield Plastics has donated more than $65,000 to the Simmons Cancer Institute through its Drain for the Cure campaign.
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$20K in gift certificates given to Urbana teachers

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:03
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Alumni Association is delivering a check for $20,000 to the Idea Store for 400 $50 gift certificates to give to Urbana teachers. 
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Decatur ranked in top 2% of cities with least credit card debt

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:38
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur has been ranked as being in the top 2% of cities with the least amount of credit card debt in the United States.
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Radio star Glenn Beck gives $50K to Lincoln artifacts debt

WAND News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:19
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck is pitching in to keep a trove of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln in the 16th president's hometown.
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Surge of donations saves VFW

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:43
FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) - The commander of a Chicago-area VFW post that was at risk of closing says the post will remain open next year thanks to a flood of donations.    
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Holiday cheer brought to St. Joseph's home

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:57
Springfield, Ill. (WAND) -- The people of Springfield spent their Sunday afternoon spreading some joy in the lives of residents at St. Joseph's Home. 
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Christmas Parade in Taylorville to honor tornado victims

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 19:36
Taylorville, Ill. (WAND) -- On Saturday, dozens of residents gathered to celebrate the Christmas parade that was canceled due to the severe weather warnings last week.
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